Flashcards in Suction Equipment Deck (4)
purpose of suction
to maintain a clearway airway. use suction equipment in mouth and pharynx.
Failure to use suction when necessary can lead to:
Stomach contents entering the lungs
use suction for:
regurgitation in unconscious patient
blood from maxillofacial or head injuries, epistaxis or abdominal haemorrhage.
Excessive salivation in CVA patients.
Injuries to pharynx or obstruction of oesophagus.
Clearance of oro-pharyngeal airways.